Environmental Programs

Noise Compatibility

The Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO) operates 24/7, 365 days of the year. As such, aircraft arrive and depart RNO at various times throughout the day, without restrictions or nighttime curfews.

Noise Tracker
Noise Compatibility

Airport Noise Monitoring and Complaints

The Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority monitors noise through an Airport Noise & Operations Monitoring System (ANOMS). ANOMS allows for community members to access near real-time flight tracking data and report noise complaints online. The ANOMS automatically matches noise complaints with the aircraft operations and noise events.

About ANOMS

The Airport Noise & Operations Monitoring System (ANOMS) became available to the public on March 23, 2010, and was installed in 2004 after the airport accepted a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grant in the amount of $1,875,000 for the installation of the new system.

  • ANOMS collects extensive information on aircraft operations including aircraft type, flight tracks, runway use, approach and departure profiles, and activity levels.
  • ANOMS includes fourteen noise monitors permanently placed in locations throughout the valley which collect long-term noise data in the communities surrounding the airport.

File a Noise Complaint

Follow these steps to file a noise complaint using the online ANOMS WebTrak system:

  1. Click the link above to the WebTrak system.
  2. Click “Investigate” on the top navigation bar to the left.
  3. Follow the instructions on how to track a noise or flight that occurred near you.
    1. You can also click directly to the “Show Complaint Form,” however, identifying the location and time period will help provide you with a better response.
  4. Fill out the Noise Complaint Form (will pop up in a separate window) and click “Submit Complaint.”

Registering a noise complaint through the WebTrak system allows for the airport to learn more about when and where the aircraft noise occurred to provide you with a better response and information. Please make sure the pop-up blocker on your web browser allows for the complaint form.

All recorded noise complaints are stored in a database and reported to the Airport Noise Advisory Panel on a quarterly basis.

Alternate Noise Complaint Options

Call the Noise Complaint Hotline available 24/7:
(775) 328-6468

Use or Contact Form Ask the Airport  with the Subject “Noise.”

Airport Noise Advisory Panel

The Airport Noise Advisory Panel (ANAP) is a citizen-lead panel, appointed by their individual governing bodies, who support and promote greater communication regarding airport noise to community members, various public bodies, and the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority Board of Trustees.

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